Kenyan MInister Saitoti and his assistant Ojodeh die in chopper crash
Posted by African Press International on June 10, 2012
According to the Kenya news media, Professor Saitoti, the minister for Internal Security and Provincial Administration has died in a Chopper crash in Kenya. His deputy, Ojodeh died with him together with 4 others – their two bodyguards and two pilots.
Professor George Saitoti was a presidential candidate in the coming elections. He was a hardworking man with his deputy assistant minister Joshua Orwa Ojodeh beeping up security against Al Shabaab threat in the country.
The standard online news reports that “Saitoti and Orwa Ojode were aboard the helicopter make -Eurocopter AS 350 which crashed at 8.30am in Kibiku area in Ngong. The two leaders, their bodyguards and the two pilots perished in the accident. The helicopter is said to have exploded on impact. The pilots were identified as Captain Nancy Gituanja and Captain Luke Oyugi. Saitoti and Ojode bodyguards, inspector Joshua Tonkei and sergeant Thomas Murimi also died in the accident.”
African Press International sends condolences to the bereaved families.